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Abel Sanchez: Fans Clamoring To See Golovkin Fight Somebody

Gennady Golovkin is growing frustrated with boxing’s sanctioning bodies while he struggles to find a replacement opponent for Canelo Alvarez on May 5.

Golovkin and his promoter and trainer appeared in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday to announce they still haven’t found a suitable replacement, and time is running out.

“I’m hungry,” said Golovkin, who turned 36 years old last Sunday. “Just give me a fight.”

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The unbeaten middleweight champion’s rematch with Alvarez in Las Vegas fell through after the Mexican star failed a doping test in February and finally withdrew from the bout last week.

Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KOs) is still in training for a fight on Cinco de Mayo weekend, but he doesn’t appear to be much closer to finding a suitable opponent for what would be his 20th defense of his 160-pound titles.

Promoter Tom Loeffler believes he must finalize a deal by “the middle of next week” to stage a bout on a traditionally huge date for boxing.

Although Loeffler repeatedly declined to go into extensive details about the obstacles in place, Golovkin is determined to avoid being stripped of any titles by the sanctioning bodies.

Irish contender Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan, Jermell Charlo and former U.S. Olympian Vanes Martirosyan all have been discussed for the bout. Martirosyan seems to be the most likely candidate, with the boxers probably fighting in the famed outdoor ring in Carson, California, but Loeffler hasn’t closed the deal.

“I’m a little disappointed because there’s no opponent,” said Golovkin’s trainer, Abel Sanchez. “We’re on schedule for our May 5 fight. ... I think the fans are clamoring just to see him fight somebody. Hopefully none of the people and the organizations trying to get in the way are going to be able to.”

While Golovkin wants to keep busy, he also has his eyes on the future. If Canelo’s potential suspension is only a six-month ban after his meeting with the Nevada Athletic Commission on April 18, Golovkin and Alvarez probably could meet in September near Mexico’s Independence Day, another traditionally big weekend for boxing.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by MeanestNiceGuy on 04-19-2018

[QUOTE=j.razor;18682683]Believe it or not but anyone that is in the media & is well known do have influence....... I thought Nelo won the 1st fight, clearly.....if you get a chance watch it again. [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZxwlgUrJBk[/url] Make sure you have it on…

Comment by j.razor on 04-18-2018

[QUOTE=MeanestNiceGuy;18678660]I get it. GGG has been talking trash about Canelo since he popped up dirty, rightfully so. I don't believe GGG could instigate the outcome of the hearing at this point. Most think GGG won the first fight anyway, and…

Comment by Halama86 on 04-17-2018

[QUOTE=j.razor;18676229]You answered it.... Very serious question: Being that he lost to Jacobs then Canelo, who has lil g beat that was good? I'll wait....[/QUOTE] Danny said he wants GGG or Charlo next. Curious who you got between Jacobs and Charlo…

Comment by Halama86 on 04-17-2018

[QUOTE=j.razor;18676229]You answered it.... Very serious question: Being that he lost to Jacobs then Canelo, who has lil g beat that was good? I'll wait....[/QUOTE] I thought he beat them both, Jacobs and Canelo did really well, better than I thought…

Comment by MeanestNiceGuy on 04-17-2018

[QUOTE=j.razor;18676274]I understand....now put yourself in golovkin's shoes. Would you say anything to instigate the outcome of the hearing & STOP YOUR MONEY? Everyone already knows Nelo had Clen. in his system so if he won the rematch nobody would down…

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